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History Presentation Explores Stories of Cowboys and Homesteaders in the Post-Civil War Era


The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to a free history presentation of stories about Native American cowboy Jack Crow and other cowboys and homesteaders in the post-Civil War era at noon, Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Former Greeley Historic Sites Curator for the Greeley Museums, Scott Chartier, will share how the cowboys, ranchers, and homesteaders changed and adapted their lifestyles after the Civil War.

Stories told will focus on Jack Crow and some of his family members and friends born in the late 1800s and who lived through those changing times. Crow left a Native American reservation in Oklahoma when he was just 13 years old. Chartier and Crow met and worked together when Chartier was younger.

Post-Civil War Era

America and the west changed after the Civil War. That change strongly impacted cowboys and ranchers, including Crow. Their stories show how they were able to survive, make new lives for themselves, and eventually thrive in the post-Civil War era.

Meet the Presenter
Scott Chartier is a retired biologist, historian, and artist. He previously worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife then later for the City of Greeley Museums as the Historic Sites Curator. Now retired, he does consultation for museums throughout the Midwest and enjoys adventures with his wife.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kellums at or (970) 350-9222. 


Release Date:
Oct 18, 2022

Elizabeth Kellums, historic preservation planner


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